Jane Richardson

Chief Executive - Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales

Jane Richardson is the Chief Executive for Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales and was appointed in late 2023. In what is a new role for the organisation, Jane is responsible for providing inspiration, ambition, creativity, and strategic direction for the organisation. The delivery of Strategy 2030 will be a focal point, ensuring that the family of seven National Museums and Collection Centre meet the changing and diverse needs of the communities of Wales as well as promoting Welsh history and culture to visitors and international audiences.

Before joining Amgueddfa Cymru, Jane was Chair of Cadw, supporting Wales’s national heritage organisation through the pandemic and with the post-Covid recovery process. Simultaneously, she was Director of Economy and Place at Conwy County Borough Council, leading on major infrastructure projects including the creation of a new culture centre within the historic town of Conwy.

Jane, who lives in Llandudno with her husband and two children, has over 20 years’ experience of leadership roles within the public, private and third sectors in Wales. As a Director at Visit Wales, she led on tourism product development and oversaw significant investments in new attractions such as Zip World and the Royal Mint. Prior to this, she spent ten years with the National Trust directly managing historic properties and leading on the visitor experience across Wales.

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